Museum’s photography screen showcases Los Altos seniors | Neighborhood

The Los Altos Background Museum’s hottest exhibition, “Every Wrinkle Tells a Story: Intertwining Lives,” showcasing pics and tales by Maud Daujean, is established to debut Thursday and run via May possibly 8.

Following dwelling in Los Altos for 7 decades, Daujean, a French photographer, videographer and storyteller, required to find out extra about the metropolis and the persons who built it distinctive. Digicam in hand, she invested a yr photographing and interviewing 35 seniors in the neighborhood, capturing her subjects’ reminiscences of the progress of Silicon Valley and how Los Altos managed to retain its village feel. Her photos and tales are the concentrate of the exhibition.

“Elders have always fascinated me with their tales, their wisdom and their sense of humor,” Daujean reported.

The recollections and photos she collected grew to become a book, “Faces of Los Altos (Every single Wrinkle Tells a Tale).” She approached the museum with the plan of turning her reserve into an exhibition.

The seniors photographed include longtime inhabitants Janet and Sam Harding, Chris Nagao, Dinesh Desai and Nomi Trapnell. Their videotaped testimonies capture reminiscences these types of as Saturday matinees at the Los Altos Theater, harvesting apricots and the increase of Hewlett-Packard. People might view the films by scanning QR codes on their phones.

Systems in assistance of the exhibition contain:

• “Learn To: Portrait Photography,” 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Daujean will share her strategies on how to shoot the best portrait and sign copies of her book.

• “There’s No Place Like Household,” 5:30 p.m. March 10. The presentation will investigate what towns are accomplishing to assist seniors age in area, and whether or not accessory dwelling units can support create sustainable, age-friendly communities.

• “Everything Outdated Is New All over again,” 10:30 a.m. April 9. Be a part of the museum’s teen docents as they interview people profiled in the exhibition.

• “60 Is the New 40,” 5:30 p.m. April 28. The dialogue will highlight how individuals are living and performing for a longer period and how that has improved the place of work.

All events are free and open to the general public. They will be hosted in man or woman and by way of Zoom. Online registration is expected. To sign up, check out

The museum’s Higher Gallery is shut as operate begins on a new everlasting exhibition on the second floor. The Primary Gallery is open up Thursday with the premiere of Daujean’s exhibition, but the Higher Gallery and design teach diorama will continue being shut right until the two reopen on completion of the lasting exhibition in early 2023.

The Los Altos Historical past Museum is found at 51 S. San Antonio Road. Hrs are noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays by way of Sundays. Admission is cost-free.

By Indana